The Sign Language Interpreters Council works with the Department of Safety and Professional Services as outlined in Wis. Stat. § 440.032.
Contact: Debra Sybell, Executive Director
The Sign Language Interpreters Council consists of the Secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services or their designee, and 8 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by Senate to serve 3-year terms. 5 members are deaf or hard of hearing individuals, 2 interpreters licensed under Wis. Stat. § 440.032, and 1 member who is not deaf or hard of hearing and who has obtained, or represents an entity that has obtained, sign language interpreter services for another who is deaf or hard of hearing.
|Member||Officer||Member Type||Term Expiration|
|Garay, Suzette||Chairperson||Deaf/Hard of Hearing Member||7/1/2014*|
|Mankowski, Joel||Vice Chairperson||Deaf/Hard of Hearing Member||7/1/2014*|
|Jaramillo, Carlos||Secretary||Interpreter Services Member||7/1/2014*|
|Jordan-Peters, Faye||Deaf/Hard of Hearing Member||7/1/2014*|
|Vacant||DSPS Secretary or Designee|
|Vacant||||Deaf/Hard of Hearing Member|||
|Vacant||Deaf/Hard of Hearing Member|
Vacant||Deaf/Hard of Hearing Member|
*Council members whose terms have expired may continue to serve until their successor is appointed by the Governor.
Guidance for Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Licensed Educational Interpreters
Please Review the Following Department Memo:
Sign Language Interpreter Licensure Memo
Last updated: 5/7/2019